The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB XI) has served sixty-one (61) Cease and Desist Orders (CDOs) to Mineral Processing Operators in Brgy. Mt. Diwata and Brgy. Upper Ulip Monkayo, Davao de Oro last September 6-10, 2021 with the assistance of the Provincial Task Force Naboc River (PTFNR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources-XI and Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-XI). The CDOs were issued for the non-compliance of the transfer of the mineral processing to the designated Mineral Processing Zone at Mabatas area. This said transfer is crucial to the continued implementation of the DENR’s Naboc River Rehabilitation Project under the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte and DENR Secretary Roy A Cimatu.


The 5-day serving of CDO operation were also participated in by DENR-XI’s Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources (PENRO and CENRO) of Davao de Oro and Monkayo respectively, Provincial LGU, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) of Monkayo, the Armed forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).